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Employers are underestimating personal safety fears of nearly 7 million workers

Nearly 7 million workers worry about their safety each week 57% of employers underestimate the level of concern felt by their staff 57% of employees are concerned about facing aggression from the public 22% of former lone workers and front-line staff said safety concerns were among the reasons they chose to leave their job

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Bright Initiative: Global data for good Initiative expands support for the UK’s National Data Strategy with new partnerships

Bright Initiative has joined the UK Government-backed Data Skills Taskforce to help tackle the UK’s data skills challenges Initiative also set to begin work with members of the UK Parliament on an inquiry investigating issues around governance and ethics in data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) New collaborations complement ongoing support for UK Government officials

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How to comply with new sanctions prompted by the conflict in Ukraine By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

Barley Laing – UK Managing Director at Melissa

The invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a large number of new sanctions by many countries against leading politicians, businesspeople, and entities in both Russia and Belarus.

The UK has been one of a number of states leading the way in imposing sanctions, and as the

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Letter from the Prime Minister to Lord Wolfson

A letter from the Prime Minister to Lord Wolfson, that has just been released.

 

Can ‘One Login for Government’ Deliver Digital Success for the U.K. Public Sector?

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

The pace of digital transformation across the public sector has accelerated significantly in recent years, and with Covid-19 prompting a near-overnight shift to online services, the process has come a long way already. Services once requiring pages of paperwork now are fully digitised—renewing your passport or driver’s license

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Is your department and supply chain ready for the changes to the Government’s new cyber certification scheme?

By Dave Woodfine, Co-founder and Managing Director at Cyber Security Associates

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum named cyber security failures as one of the biggest threats facing international governments and business, and the UK is no exception. The UK’s public sector is currently facing a rise in the number of cyber security incidents.

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Council promises to act on recommendations from pioneering community-based crime commission

New police officers, with Councillor Jas Athwal, Leader, London Borough of Redbridge (Photo: Andrew Baker)

An East London borough has adopted a pioneering, community-based approach to prevent and manage crime. In a move which could be replicated across the country, the London Borough of Redbridge is the first local authority to give residents a

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Why the U.K. Public Sector Should Monitor U.S. Cybersecurity Trends

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Like many countries around the world, the U.K. is familiar with following trends that originally emerged in the U.S. It’s a long-standing idea, amplified in recent years by increasing globalisation and the impact of digital transformation on society.

Take cybersecurity, for example, where the U.S. has been at

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Prime Minister sets out new team to help deliver on the people’s priorities

The Prime Minister has today continued the overhaul of his senior team as he improves the No 10 operation and delivers the change necessary to get on with the job. The new appointments will have the discipline and focus to drive the Prime Minister’s priorities and deliver for the country.

Chancellor of the Duchy of

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Scotland: Exams on track

Shirley-Anne Somerville

It remains the government’s ‘firm intention’ to hold National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams this Spring, Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has restated.

Taking into consideration ongoing disruption within schools, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has decided to invoke its Scenario 2 contingency and will provide revision support in early March to

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Synalogik raises £3m in Series A Funding round led by Bill Currie and former Tesco CEO, Sir Terry Leahy

Investment will enable the company to further enhance its software solution Scout®. A data aggregation, risk identification and reporting platform that currently allows organisations to more effectively carry out compliance checks, investigations and make intelligent decisions.

Synalogik, the company whose Scout® data automation platform allows organisations to aggregate data, identify risk and create reports,

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Countering Cyberthreats: Becoming Secure by Design

By Charles Damerell, Senior Director, UKI at SolarWinds

Malicious threat actors are now targeting software vendors and IT vendors in a bid to hide zero-day vulnerabilities in legitimate software updates. Since today’s digital supply chains are becoming ever more complex and intertwined, these supply chain attacks now pose a significant threat. By tampering with back-end

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TRADE SECRETARY CHAMPIONS SMALL BUSINESSES TO REACH THEIR EXPORT POTENTIAL

New figures show small businesses exported over £99bn in 2019, up £700m on the previous year

Currently only 1 in 10 small businesses export, as the Trade Secretary encourages SMEs to take up Government offer of support and sell their products to the world

Small businesses across the country are in

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The Pandora Papers highlight the importance of watchlists as part of KYC and AML efforts By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa

Barley Laing, UK Managing Director at Melissa

The Pandora Papers have focused attention on the sometimes questionable and corrupt practises of the politically connected and super wealthy.

They highlight how important it is for the public sector to have access to international sanctions lists or watchlists from governments and regulators of persons who are

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Cyber Security in the Public Sector: An Increasingly Lucrative Target That Needs Better Protection

by John Price, Head of Public Sector at Check Point Software UK&I

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic with legally enforceable lockdowns to expose a demographic’s dependence on digital infrastructure. While the devastating SolarWinds breach in late 2020 made headlines around the world for its impact on corporations like Cisco and Microsoft and their

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Putting a Value on Public Sector Data

by Richard Walker, Data and Insights Partner, Agilisys

Over the past 12 months we have frequently heard the Prime Minister declare that Government is “following the science”. At the same time, millions of us have found ourselves staring at charts and monitoring trends eager to understand the current situation. The link between the data that

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Armour Comms showcases new secure collaborative working solutions with MOD and Bittium at DSEI

DSEI, 14 – 17 September, 2021, ExCeL, London, Stand No: H1-450

Armour Comms will be showcasing several new capabilities of its OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE, NATO approved Armour® Mobile at DSEI, including a technical preview of its secure collaboration solution, Unity by Armour. Other innovations on show will be Armour’s work with the Ministry of Defence

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How to Deliver on the Potential of Public Sector Cloud Migration

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

IT teams across the public sector are under pressure to migrate technology infrastructure, services, and data to the cloud. Whether the objective is to deliver cost savings, performance improvements, better reliability, or a combination of benefits, the trend is well established. Increasingly, the emphasis is shifting away from

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Government welcomes post-pandemic employment initiative

Employability Voices ASK SETH

Support for jobseekers has been taken to a new level with the launch of the first online platform that connects them directly with local support to help them find work.

Called ASK SETH www.askseth.org, which stands for Skills, Employment, Training and Help, it is the only free, single source, digital

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CICV Forum welcomes new Construction Leadership Forum Chair and pledges to continue on path of collaboration and co-operation

CICV Forum – Ivan McKee

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has pledged its ongoing commitment to the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) and has warmly welcomed its new Chair, Scottish Government Minister Ivan McKee.

The unique collaboration of trade associations, professional bodies, companies and individuals is now a key contributor to the CLF,

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